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They were supposed to be reviewing it this week does anyone know what they gave it?
in the sense that NME were more on the ball than Pitchfork.
I haven't even heard the album yet so I can't judge.
I didn't mean to sound sarcastic or judgemental! The problems with faceless text-based communication are numerous....
should at least get a 9 and a half
I don't have a lisp
I can't find it
ok, well can you type it?
I don't buy the NME
I was wondering how far Animal Collective can get towards being a proper "breakthrough" band - they're huge in our world, but they're not a band I can see Whiley "discovering". Where's the common ground in that sense?
What chance do they have of crossing over? Where will they actually end up?
I know this because my Dad knew what Merriweather Post Pavilion was.
I don't reckon they'll break through MGMT stylee. Maybe in a few years...like I dunno, the Flaming Lips.
My Phemical Pomance?
Merriweather Post Pavilion, the new Animal Collective album
they're going to properly cross-over with this album, get to at least Modest Mouse size anyway.
Modest Mouse are far more poppy and accessible than AC
It's still way weird. It's weird hippie music for the "normal folk" and propably will always be.
Honestly, I can't see what the fuss is about this band. I've listened to a fair amount of their stuff, but they just seem like a very ordinary band trying to be extraordinary by throwing a half-assed curveball now and then. I'm certain I'm not alone in thinking this.
It's not like I haven't given them a chance.
I'll give this new one a spin. If it's shit, I'm going to clear them from my hard drive.
and manage to keep a consistant "animal collective sound" whilst going through noise, acoustic, drone and electronic albums, which isn't exactly something to sniff at. they're never on autopilot or pandering to any particular audience. i don't know how you call them particularly ordinary or say that any of it involves cheap curve balls. not all music's to everybody's tastes, but most there isn't many bands with their level of success who manage all of that. or many bands of any level of success.
I'm not questioning the their inventiveness, or the bravery of intermittently changing their musical stance.
What I am questioning is their delivery, and that all their changes seems preconceived. It's like they've had something in a back pocket, and thought "yeah, we could use that now". And when they do, it never hits home for me; it shows the reactions of an ordinary band versus the actions of a great one. They seem like a band who dabble but never actually deal.
Hopefully MPP will change all that for me. It'll click, and I can wash these words down with some milk. Downloading now...
it would never have been made lead review if, I dunno, The Wombats had something coming out. I doubt they'll ever be an NME band just because I can't see them entering the type of relationship with the mag required to do so.
but i might've imagined ti
The eclectica section is my domain.
Got to say I was totally disgusted with the 08 Readers' Poll. If that's indicative of who reads RS then I fear for the future.
the rock sound writers seem to have far better taste than most of their readers ;-)
then i won't be able to get away with looking down on people who like NME music.
cuz hating nme is, like, hip.
I mean, i'd have to ditch them as one of my favourite bands, I couldn't HANDLE the shame.
...especially the statement, "They seem like a band who dabble but never actually deal." I would say the feeling that they've 'dealt' is subjective here as obviously some people are moved by the sound, but I just think it's interesting technically but on an emotional level, it never hits me. The huge impression this band have made is a little odd because from I just don't get it. They're intriguing but they're not a band I feel a great urge to listen to very often. I probably listened to 'Strawberry Jam' once all the way through without feeling the need to listen to something else a few tracks in, which is strange because I do tend to 'get' growers' quite quickly (I loved Kid A and Howling Bells after two listens, for example. No, either the fan base here is very loud and excitable and the rest of us apathetic, or the world's gone mad.
and i've only started listening to them so i'm on the fence, but what's evident to me is that people who are into this band are fanatically into them, and that says a lot to me
I LIKE THEM. HEAR ME SHOUT. ETC.
Kinda 'get' the dissenters tho.
I've made Women album of the week in News Of The World this Sunday.
amazing. Should see the album sales shoot through the roof.
Love that album, would be nice to see a few confused notw readers pick it up.